Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet to discuss train noise with local leaders

8:18 AM, Dec 2, 2013   |    comments
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FORT COLLINS - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is set to address the nuisance of northern Colorado train noise Monday as he meets with local city and town officials from Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Greeley.

This meeting, which will take place at D'Vine Bistro in Fort Collins, comes after the Federal Rail Administration's recent announcement that it would take another look at train horn rules and regulations.

Sen. Bennet and Sen. Mark Udall have both been vocal about the importance of helping to safely quiet local neighborhoods plagued with the loud blasts of passing trains.

In July, they introduced amendments to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which would require the FRA to work closely with Colorado communities in examining existing train horn rules and consider possible revisions to them.

By late October, the FRA decided to review its train horn rules and allow communities to get involved in the process as early as Spring 2014, according to a news release from Bennet's office.

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